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after the nurse who took it is found dead. >> was she a mother? >> the hunt for osama bin laden gets the holiday treatment in may fell in all of the oscar buzz. -- in a film getting all of the oscar buzz. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. egypt's military is on security watch, ordered by the president to a rest civilians who threaten the state. on saturday, and egypt will hold a controversial referendum on the constitution. there will be competing mass protests and there are fears of violence. almost two years since the arab spring began, this is not the most positive way to mark an anniversary. tonight we start a week of
coverage. >> the presidential guard is like an army within an army. it has one job above all else, to protect the leader. they have even built a wall or run the presidential palace. how was it possible that a man elected five months ago is now barricaded behind giant concrete blocks? >> an mp from the president friedman justice party. for decades, under the old regime. -- the freedom and justice party. they fear a conspiracy organized by the old guard. >> we want to get rid of the black spots of the mubarak regime. that hinder our development, that hinder are going to a new
egypt. >> he ought to be here in egypt's parliament, but it has been declared unconstitutional by the country's top court. so much for the revolution. behind these doors is egypt's parliament, the people's assembly, and they have been locked for months. instead of the sounds of democratic debate, what you have is the silence of political deadlock. the revolution remains very much a work in progress. with parliament dormant, tahrir square is once again the crucible of revolution. >> we are not aiming at toppling the president. we're not aiming at challenging -- challenging the sovereignty of the state. nothing that would lead to the disintegration of the state.
why should we make the people swallow a constitution that could have been much better? and should have been much better. >> those arguments seem remote from the everyday grind of making a living. business is bad at these workshops and part of the problem is a lack of political direction. >> we have lost a lot in the economy since the revolution. almost all the sectors, with no exception, have lost jobs. >> little surprise that people say they would settle down -- for a little less political freedom if it meant a little more money in their pockets. >> a fragile picture there in cairo. let's go now to tunisia, where
the uprising began two years ago after a young street vendor to set himself alight in protest. has the promise of the so-called revolution lived up to expectations? our chief international correspondent reported two years ago. she is back there for us tonight. >> outside the governor's office there is another -- photos of when he set himself on fire years ago. no one paid attention. he still has the scars. now he is on hunger strike. this place is to our south of the capital. it is full of desperate young men. you can feel it at the hollywood cafe. nothing, nothing has changed, this man says. there are still in their jobs. all the leverage -- all the
revolution brought to us was freedom of expression. that anger boiled over on the streets here last week. tunisia is resolution began in the marginal areas just like this. the same frustration still fester. two years ago, i visited his grieving mother in their hometown. this time, i met her in her new home in the capital. her family had to move. her son, the icon of the revolution, is now resented by many. >> do not question my son's death. that was god's will. people are still struggling. the government is doing nothing for them. ♪ [applause] to uneasy head does have its first freely elected party -- tunisia does have its first freely elected parliament.
it is bogged down in political battles, including over the role of religion in the new state. the leading islamist insists the people's freedoms are not at risk. >> we do not believe the state should impose a way of life. what to wear, what to eat or drink, or what to believe. that is the role of society. the role of the state is to preserve our security, protect personal freedoms, and to provide services. >> this week, the lavish palaces of the former president go on sale. along with their glittering contents. the proceeds are supposed to go back to the people. this is literally the seat of power. at least one of many for the president lived and worked. sitting here, you would think he left just yesterday. it has been two years. the people are now too aware
that bringing down a president is one thing. building a democracy is quite another. many are now asking what kind of country is being built. >> for more on where the region stands to your son, i spoke to verges daytime -- a short time ago. it sounds increasingly like the main thrust of what they wanted out of the arab spring was not so much political comedy was economic. >> indeed. you have to -- was not so much political, but was economic. >> indeed. here into this yet -- here in tunisia, it it started in po or, marginal towns. and then it came to the cities. we went back to this into account -- to a town, poor and
neglected. we found a festering frustrations of young and old. they say nothing has changed. they did say, we got freedom of expression. we heard the same thing in the capital. but they expected more. even though anger boils over on the streets, most say they were willing to wait as long as they saw evidence the country was moving in the right direction. >> what are the chances that the new government can fulfill that demand for jobs amongst its young people? >> it is going to take a long time. look at the problems in europe and america.
it is all about jobs. that is when it comes down to. these are countries who have lived with decades of authoritarian rule. in tunisia, 75% of its exports go through europe. there is also a physical problem. you need a leadership concentrating on the right issues. there is a criticism here. in tunis, the leaders are too bogged down in political battles. the role of religion in the street -- state. two years of feels like a long time if you are waiting for a job. >> a long time indeed. stay with us all of this week for special coverage of arab spring anniversary. we have a special section on our website looking at the political changes in the region. just go to bbc.com/arab
uprisings. shattered and her broken, the two australian deejays to make a prank call to the hospital said they feel after the death of the nurse then spoke to. the two radio personality speak about what they say was a tragic turn of events that no one could have predicted. our royal correspondent has the latest. >> they have made the journey from the family home in bristol. floors have been placed in tribute. after 30 minutes, her husband and their son and daughter emerged. they had been accompanied by the mps. >> in the 25 years i've been a member of parliament, ipad to be with people so sad.
>> to the people who made a prank call, jacintha saldanha was just the anonymous voice to answered it. >> i remember that moment very well. i have not stopped thinking about it since it happened. i remember my first question, was she a mother? >> gutted, shattered, heartbroken. >> their defense is that they never intended to cause any harm. >> it was never meant to go that far. it was meant to be a silly prank. so many people have done it before. >> the ethics of prank calls do not seem to trouble them. they said others had decided to broadcast them. >> there are people to make those decisions for us. >> did someone listen to that call? >> it went to the process of every other recording that we
do. from interviews do anything at all. >> their struggling to cope with the unintended consequences of their actions -- they are struggling to cope with the unintended consequences of their actions. >> there is nothing that could make me feel worse than i do right now. we're so sorry. >> in london, that people who knew jacintha saldanha paid tribute to her humanity. >> she cared for my father at this time of need. she was a wonderful nurse. it is very disappointing to have lost her. >> the hospital repeated that she had not been reprimanded over the prank calls and pledged to do everything to help per family. the hospital announced the creation of a special memorial fund contribute to some monday described as an outstanding nurse. it will support her family -- to
someone they described as an outstanding nurse. an inquest will begin the task of trying to understand what drove a dedicated nurse to her death. >> a prank call that had horrible consequences. let's go to new york or there has been an outcome in a sexual assault case involving dominique strauss-kahn. the former imf chief was accused of rape, but he has avoided an embarrassing jury trial by reaching a financial settlement. >> absolutely nothing at all. the judge said the terms of the settlement or confidential. we do not know how much money was paid out to nafissatou diallo in order to avoid a trial. the criminal case collapsed last year because the prosecution decided that nafissatou diallo was not a credible witness.
she insisted that she was the victim of attempted rape and the victim of violent sexual assault. she brought a civil case for damages against dominique strauss-kahn. that is an end to that side of it. >> a lot of people thinking, i would be very happy if i never heard anything about dsk again. >> he is trying to get charges in france drawn-out bear. there are charges that he was linked to a prostitution ring. he will try to get a judge dismissed those charges. it is an extraordinary case and we do not know what happened that morning in that hotel room in manhattan where she says she was assaulted by dominique strauss-kahn. he says it was a consensual
encounter. we do not know what happened. we do know that to completely different lives were completely turned around. >> ok. thank you very much. you are watching "bbc world news america." could not in the dna of cancer patient helped generations of people? and you project of britain is counting on a to do just that -- a new project in britain is counting on it to do just that. share prices in italy have fallen sharply as investors reacted to in the news that mario monti intends to resign. berlusconi hopes to stage a comeback. >> stormy political weather ahead for italy. suddenly, mario monti is on the way out. there will be early elections
and berlusconi is reaching for power again. on the markets, there is deep unease. they're like the austerity measures and the reforms of the technocrats, mr. monti. they fear the return of politics as usual in italy. even if berlusconi is far behind in the polls, the very idea his attempt at come back has jangled nerves. >> the markets are shocked at the prospect that berlusconi would become prime minister again. he is responsible for the crisis in italy. he should enjoy his pension. the reforms have to go on. >> in this from the marketplace, there is not much enthusiasm for a return of mr. berlusconi.
>> we italians need to worry, not because of the current crisis. more because this idiot berlusconi is around. i hope it's a good smashed in the face. -- i hope he gets a good smash in the face. >> but berlusconi is a formidable campaigner. he will tell people that he will ease their economic agony. he will cut their taxes. some, at least, will like the sound of that. >> modern technology has given us medical advances once never imagined. britain is starting an ambitious new project. 100,000 patients with serious diseases are going to have their dna fully ampped in the hope that will help doctors develop new treatments. it is the first country to
launch such an extensive database. our correspondent has the details. >> cancer happens when our dna mutates and our normal cells grow unchecked. mapping the mutations that drive cancer is already happening. for the first time, it will be offered to huge numbers of patients. who will carry out the sequencing and analysis over the next five years has not been worked out, but the prime minister on a visit to cambridge said the project has the potential to transform cancer treatment. >> the dna database can help us to do that, but we also want to keep britain at the forefront of biotechnology, pharmaceutical industry. we can be a world leader. >> at the heart of each human cell is a bundle of tightly packed dna lounge in the spiral shaped of the double helix. there are 3 billion pairs of
chemical code. by comparing mutations in the cancer cells of thousands of patients, scientists will be able to look for patterns and find out why some patients respond to treatment better than others. it should mean more targeted therapy and help in the hunt for new treatments. >> we know from the bar code in your cancer that he will respond to this treatment, but not to this treatment. that is sherry important. we have treatment that works for some -- that is very important. we have treatment that works for some of our patients. the testing is possible only because of the dramatic fall in the cost of dna mapping. scientists predict it will fall to 100 pounds in a matter of years. the genetic information in these
test tubes is highly personal. the dna project will be voluntary and the information anatomize to protect privacy. know they arelists jus battling a specialized disease. there are moc -- more than 200 types of cancers. most of the benefits from this ambitious project are likely to comment 20-30 years time, -- are likely to common in 20-30 years time, for the next generation. >> south africa's former president nelson mandela and will remain in hospital to have further tests. the 94-year-old was said ended on saturday. doctors have not explained what he has been treated for. the oscar nominations may be a month away, but one
controversial film is already getting a lot of bus. it is called "zero dark thirty." the film gets its california premiere tonight. >> it dramatizes the nighttime raid on a osama bin laden compound last year. it shows what led up to it, the decade long manhunt. there was one female cia officer who tracked down osama bin laden. >> women were pivotal to this kind. women and men. when at the center of this kind. that -- women at the center of this hunt. that was extremely surprising. they have their analysts, and they are in important positions. >> how truthful is your account?
i know it is a feature film and not a documentary. are the basic outlines true? >> everything that happens on the screen is representative of firsthand accounts. >> it always had the potential to wimbledon president obama is image as a commanding leader -- embolden president obama's image as a commanding leader. the filmmakers have denied this. it is a film that will help the president. >> i think it does a lot for obama because what it does, it shows that obama has a cool, compost, meticulous commitment to achieve something the democratic presidents are never relied upon to achieve. to fight and eliminate in the
news of the united states -- in the knees -- enemies of the united states. >> the most gripping moments are in the last 30 minutes as the audience follows blackhawk helicopters to the compound in pakistan. the film might appeal to jingoistic audiences. >> they do not and the thumb with a fist pumping -- they do not end the film with a fist pumping, we did it. they ended with an interesting note. she realizes, she has no word go. she has no idea who she is. where do because the country? where do we go as a society? >> it is now seen at the top -- as a top oscar contender and a
good example of female power. the story of a woman in the cia who hunted down one of the most wanted men in history. >> that premieres tonight in los angeles. you can get updates on line of any of our news on our website at any time. thank you so much for watching. see you back here tomorrow. >> makes sense of international news at bbc.com/news. >> funding of this presentation was made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu, newman's own foundation, and union bank.
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